Category Archives: coronavirus

Rhode Island provides $100M in aid for businesses, jobless

Rhode Island provides $100M in aid for businesses, jobless

Rhode Island will provide an additional $100 million in relief to businesses and residents expected to suffer during a two-week period of new restrictions starting Monday meant to control the current spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Wednesday. MORE

Some businesses to close after Thanksgiving in 2 week pause

Some businesses to close after Thanksgiving in 2 week pause

Some businesses will be required to close and capacity at restaurants and houses of worship will be reduced for a two-week period after Thanksgiving to help control Rhode Island’s surging coronavirus numbers, Gov. Gina Raimondo said Thursday.MORE

CDC begs Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

CDC begs Americans not to travel for Thanksgiving

With the coronavirus surging out of control, the nation’s top public health agency pleaded with Americans on Thursday not to travel for Thanksgiving and not to spend the holiday with people from outside their household.MORE

2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in U.S. tests

2nd virus vaccine shows overwhelming success in U.S. tests

Moderna said Monday its COVID-19 vaccine is proving to be highly effective in a major trial, a second dash of hope in the global race for a shot to tame a resurgent virus that is now killing more than 8,000 people a day worldwide.MORE

COVID field hospital is readied for patients

COVID field hospital is readied for patients

By Steve Klamkin WPRO News A 353-bed field hospital built in April to treat coronavirus patients but has yet to be occupied is now being readied, as state officials scramble to deal with a growing surge in COVID cases. The cavernous hospital off Sockannosset Cross Road, erected in just three weeks at a cost of…MORE

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